Is a Collaborative Lawyer Required to Disclose Information That the Other Side Has Not Requested, but Which May Be Important to the Case?

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Q) Is a Collaborative Lawyer Required to Disclose Information That the Other Side Has Not Requested, but Which May Be Important to the Case?

A) Yes. The informal good faith question/good faith response approach is intended to require any party to disclose information that may be relevant to the settlement of the case. The parties and attorneys are committed to preventing abuses that would naturally impede the collaborative law process, including one party inundating the other with mountains of information that will be of no use to the other party. In the collaborative law process, the goal is to provide the parties with the information needed to resolve their dispute.

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